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A Maharashtra village's cashless dream goes bust
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A Maharashtra village's cashless dream goes bust

The government started promoting cashless transactions but forgot that it needs infrastructure. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Dhasai, Maharashtra’s first and only cashless village, no longer lives up to its name. Residents of Dhasai don’t pull out their cards to swipe it on electronic data capture (EDC) machine anymore. Most transactions are now in cash. The convenience of using cash is partly the reason why people have given up on electronic payments. The lack of requisite ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Govt wants rate cuts to revive growth

Lower interest rates needed to boost manufacturing, officials say.Arup Roychoudhury reports.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "There is scope for monetary easing because of inflation projections. Inflation last month picked up, but our analysis has taken that into consideration. We had based it on a mid-term inflation of 4 per cent," said a senior official when asked what the Centre thought of another rate cut. The next meeting of the MPC is on October 3-4. The MPC has cut rates only once ...
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In India, 5G network won't be a reality soon

Delay due to rise in operating cost of telcos, late adoption of 4G network Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The country needs more time to launch fifth generation technology (5G) in its telecom network, said Aruna Sundararajan, head of the Telecom Commission and secretary to the department of telecommunications. According to Sundararajan, the country first needs to complete its transition from 3G to 4G network and only then move towards further upgradation.   "First, India needs to ...
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Food quiz: Do you know your sauces?

Soup up your food vocab!  Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Does the food jargon found in cookbooks or on restaurant menus defeat you?How do you order when you can't even understand the damn dishes being offered? It's time, then, to upgrade your culinary quotient with this quiz!  INDIA: Trump made the following reference to India in his South Asian strategy: Another critical part of the South Asia strategy for America is to further develop its strategic ...
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9 social media mistakes job seekers must AVOID

This is the best social media advice you can ever get! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Expressing yourself on social media (including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs) has become the norm or rather a necessity. For job seekers, social media is a platform which creates and builds your image based on what you 'feed' about yourself in terms of comments, pictures, followers, etc. In India, for many years, recruiters would find ways to track employees on job ...
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'Most immediate problem for India is overhang of private debt'

'Creation of a bad bank is politically a very difficult decision.' 'GST should have been simpler.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Kenneth Rogoff, professor of public policy and economics at Harvard University, tells Dilasha Seth on the sidelines of the Delhi Economics Conclave that public sector banks will need to take a one-time haircut to address non-performing assets (NPAs).  What is your assessment of the Indian economy, amid the slew of policy reforms undertaken recently? What ...
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A lungi, Anil Kapoor and the story of the Internet

Interviewing Anil Kapoor, Syed Firdaus Ashraf discovered early, is a real pleasure.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "Why don't you interview Anil Kapoor?" the editor asked one afternoon. I was a fan of Anil Kapoor's, maybe just a tad less than my then favourite Govinda. Kapoor's career, which had been soaring high through the 1980s, had commenced its downward descent by the mid-1990s when the Khans began their ascent to the pinnacle of Bollywood. The ed wanted to know how Kapoor, whose ...
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6 ways filing IT returns has become more complicated

New ITR form may be simpler, but some changes could stump you, warn Tinesh Bhasin and Sanjay Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Until recently, a person didn't need to file a return if her/his taxable income was below Rs 2.5 lakh. But this year onwards, it doesn't solely depend on the taxable income. Now, if the taxpayer has exempted income like long-term capital gains that crosses the basic exemption limit of Rs 2.5 lakh, s/he needs to file returns mandatorily. For example, if an ...
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Who gained how much from the high petrol price?

Low oil prices drove the growth in states’ share faster than expected, says Abhishek Waghmare. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The fall in crude oil prices in the past three years -- induced partly by a demand shock and a supply glut -- has given a fiscal bonanza to the Union government, the benefits of which have not been entirely transferred to retail consumers in the country. While the crude oil price from May 2014 to January 2016 fell 74 per cent, retail petrol and diesel prices ...
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Super-rich young Indians have a new success mantra!

Nikita Puri and Dhruv Munjal explain why new-age businessmen are turning to exclusive, uber-rich clubs.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A speaker is addressing some 50 people. The audience, mainly comprising men attired in modish suits, listens intently, occasionally enraptured. A few scribble quick points on their notepads; the others politely nod in approval. The event is being played out at a five-star hotel in New Delhi, inside a quiet hall almost as large as a ballroom.   Once ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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